A snowy Tuesday + new shoes + the perfect smoothie

We have officially finished cleaning out our freezer – hip hip hooray! We had sweet potato and deer meat chili, and a spinach salad for dinner. The recipe for the chili is under Eats – I think the recipe has a different meat in it, but we usually use ground turkey. We both didn’t mind the deer meat, but I think ground turkey is definitely our favorite. After dinner, we watched some Parks & Rec – Jake had NEVER seen it. It’s probably my favorite show! He’s loving it so far (or so he tells me – smart man)! I had some more number stuff to do with the data I spent all day analyzing…I’m the living worst with numbers, so Jake had to help me out a few times. But I finally got all of that finished, just in time to force Jake to cuddle with me. ; ) He looks thrilled, huh?

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I had totally planned to run outside this morning, but when my alarm went off at 5, I looked at the weather and said heck no and decided to sleep in a little! I made breakfast and packed Jake’s lunch. We had over easy eggs, and Ezekiel toast with almond butter, half a banana, and some honey. Oh, and coffee. All the coffee. I got the below picture from my coffee-loving man. I knew we were meant for each other when he could ALMOST out drink me when it came to coffee. Almost. 

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Here’s what Jake is having for lunch this week!

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As soon as Jake left for work, I went to the Y to run on the treadmill. I took yesterday off from running, so I was excited to get a run in. I also busted out my new Altras, which were AMAZING. I kept looking down to make sure I was running on the treadmill because they were SO cushy. Thank you, Brandi and Jake!!!!! My mom finished her spinning class right as I finished my run, so we got to sit and have coffee for a few minutes. Isn’t she cute??

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After my run, I got my lashes all fixed up, thanks to the wonderful Ashleigh Hale! Then I had a phone conference about the data I’ve been working on. After the phone call, I switched gears and focused on my third and FINAL Comp…which is due next Thursday. Gulp. I am SO ready to be finished with all of this writing! But I’m thankful to have this week off from work so I can catch up on everything. Also, if drinking coffee and eating chocolate covered espresso beans is wrong, I don’t want to be right. I also snacked on some beef jerky, dried fruit, and cajun cashews. Yum. 

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I’m just now sipping on this yummy smoothie. It filled up the glass PERFECTLY. I love when that happens. That awesome glass came from my race last weekend; I love it. I’m still gross from my run, but I want to finish up some of this writing, so I’m getting back to work NOW! Happy Tuesday, friends!

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